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South Forsyth man indicted for murder of longtime girlfriends adult son
Huffman Frank Eugene

SOUTH FORSYTH — Some six months after a 25-year-old man was shot to death at his mother’s south Forsyth home, the man charged in his slaying has been indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury.

Frank Eugene Huffman, 57, faces one count each of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault for his alleged role in a physical domestic fight Jan. 7 that left James Tanner Conrad dead in a home on Quail Hollow Drive.

He has remained in custody since that night.

At the time, Huffman had been living with the victim’s mother for 12 years, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

She apparently tried to break up the fight between her son and boyfriend, sustaining a bruise to her head and being taken to North Fulton Hospital.

Her son was taken to the same hospital, but later succumbed to a wound from being shot by a handgun.

Upon an initial investigation, alcohol was thought to have been a factor in the incident.

According to the sheriff’s office, Huffman has been in Forsyth County since at least 2006, when non-criminal documentation was recorded.

Other than a citation in 2011, he does not have any prior reported incidents with local law enforcement.